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König Pilsener - König-Brauerei GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

453 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 18
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
König-Brauerei GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2002)
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McStagger

California

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale straw with insane clarity. Aggressive pour leads to two finger bleached white head. Decent retention. Nice lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S: Toasted grain, grass, touch of citrus. Very clean smelling. Good malt bill.

T: Toasted cracker malts with grassy notes transition into spicy lemon hops with an awesome floral presence. Crisp, dry finish with just the right amount of hop presence. Very balanced.

M: Good levels of carbonation, but mouthfeel is too light for my taste.

O: Disappointed in this brew. Definitely not a bad pilsner, just runs on the light side of what I enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 05:21:49 | More by McStagger
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2014 19:53:39 | More by brandon911
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Mojo

Alabama

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 ounce bottle poured into pilsener flute glass

A - crystal clear light gold/straw in color, with a small one inch head, decent retention and lacing.

S - The smell is fairly weak, mostly grasses and grains

T - sweet malt taste with a crisp, dry, yeasty, but surprising bitter finish. But everything about this is fairly subtle. The Germans just make this style a little better than we do.

M - gold carbonation but not much aftertaste

O - a good example of the style!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 19:41:24 | More by Mojo
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oneXone

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-03-2014 20:17:22 | More by oneXone
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ONEBEERGIRL

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-01-2014 01:10:27 | More by ONEBEERGIRL
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antott0523

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-29-2014 20:15:55 | More by antott0523
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patre_tim

China

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-25-2014 23:08:53 | More by patre_tim
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-25-2014 00:48:17 | More by ZEB89
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-24-2014 20:31:50 | More by Dcbelkot
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Arsenal11

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-24-2014 02:14:48 | More by Arsenal11
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sephyrott

Spain

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-22-2014 17:45:45 | More by sephyrott
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-20-2014 12:39:36 | More by KeyWestGator
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osupuck19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-17-2014 02:49:39 | More by osupuck19
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forsport

Oregon

4.56/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best widely available German Pilsner. The real deal, great with some burgers off the grill or some charcuterie and fromage. I wish they would bring in kegs so we could drink it on tap. Unfortunately for the most part US craft brewers feel the need for too many hops or too much malt to make a classic session style German Pilsner

Serving type: can

06-17-2014 01:25:49 | More by forsport
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Darthmaul

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-17-2014 01:00:22 | More by Darthmaul
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kmckinnon


2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

06-15-2014 22:06:10 | More by kmckinnon
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Sergio_Pereira

Mozambique

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-13-2014 16:10:16 | More by Sergio_Pereira
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Brac13

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-13-2014 03:01:29 | More by Brac13
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-06-2014 03:19:17 | More by gtermi
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hopmandu

California

3/5  rDev -20%

06-01-2014 07:19:21 | More by hopmandu
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Jimmy_Pete

Alabama

4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp, clear, mouth feel.

Not overly carbonated.

Excellent permeation of pils flavor and good to last dreg.

Typically I find this beer on sale at the Piggly Wiggly, in 4 packs.

I consider an excellent pils like this a highly underated beer in a land flowing with mediocre to horrible lagers, and overpriced over ABV'd microbrews. This is the beer you need when you want a beer that goes right down the middle in excellent form.

Serving type: can

05-27-2014 22:04:37 | More by Jimmy_Pete
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-25-2014 02:36:32 | More by Latarnik
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

05-21-2014 18:48:17 | More by JoeMans
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da_beers

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-20-2014 21:47:24 | More by da_beers
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-16-2014 22:29:56 | More by cam477
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König Pilsener from König-Brauerei GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.